A woman in fall foliage

Fall Foliage and Activities

Slow down on the quiet side of Franklin County this fall season! Whether you’re looking for a change of pace or simply want to escape the stresses of everyday life, we’ll be here. Prefer to stay active? Keep scrolling to find out how you can safely do it all this fall in the area.

Penn’s Woods Fall Foliage

Pennsylvania has a longer and more varied fall foliage season than any other state in the nation — or anywhere in the world. These are just a few of the many prime locations to see brilliant fall colors in Penn’s Woods.

Explore the Fall Foliage Map in PA

South Mountain Conservation Landscape

The South Mountain Conservation Landscape is a timeless treasure of natural, aesthetic, historic, cultural, community, agricultural, and recreational resources in southcentral Pennsylvania.

The large, linear corridor spans six to seven miles wide and extends about 40 miles in a northeast to southwest direction connecting Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, and York counties. Within the area are three cluster areas of special places:

  • Whiskey Springs
  • Antietam Creek Watershed
  • East Mountain Faces

From Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Fruit Picking


Looking for a local, pick-your-own farm in South Central Pennsylvania? Farms are open and safe!

Beam’s Blue Mountain Farm – pumpkins, strawberries, U-pick and already picked, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, school tours

Hope Valley Gardens – flowers, U-pick and already picked, farm market, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, group reservations

Trayers Greenhouse & Farm Market – Berries

From South Central Pennsylvania U-Pick Farms – 2021 PickYourOwn.org


Pumpkin Patch-pick

Beams Blue Mountain Farm – pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, tractor-pulled hay rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting zoo, school tours
13374 Lurgan Road, Newburg, PA 17240. Phone: (717)532-5537.

Corn Maze

Country Creek Produce Farm – corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, farm market, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, birthday parties, school tours
3746 Etter Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. Phone: 717-729-5343

Stoner’s Hijos Hill, Inc. Dairy Farm – corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides
7678 Oellig Road, Mercersburg, PA 17236. Phone: (717) 328-3617